Great Bow Yard

Winning a competition on a unique, beautiful riverside location gave us the opportunity to design two types of low energy housing.

Both in terrace form, each set of housing differs in orientation to make the most of a natural site. One terrace features a sunspace-based passive solar design to utilise high thermal mass, while the other uses highly insulated timber frame lightweight construction.

Hailed as a pioneering design in 2006, we returned to Great Bow Yard 17 years later to speak to the inhabitants about community building, eco-living and inspiring a generation…